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A BOEOTIAN By Heracles! my shoulder is quite black and blue. Ismenias, put the penny-royal down there very gently, and all of you, musicians from Thebes, pipe with your bone flutes into a dog's rump.This kind of flute had a bellows, made of dog-skin, much like the bagpipes of to-day. DICAEOPOLIS Enough, enough, get you
e has sprung this accursed swarm of CharisA flute-player, mentioned above. fellows which comes
assailing my door?
Ah! by Iolas!A hero, much honored in Thebes; nephew of Heracles. Drive them off, my dear host, you will please me
immensely; all the way from Thebes, they were there piping behind me
and have completely strThebes, they were there piping behind me
and have completely stripped my penny-royal of its blossom.
But will you buy anything of me, some chickens or some locusts?
Ah! good day, Boeotian, eater of good round loaves.A form of bread peculiar to Boeotia. What do you
All that is good in Boeotia, marjoram, penny-royal, rush-mats,
lamp-wicks, ducks, jays, woodcocks,